‘Laura’ opens Film Noir month
Thomaston — Friends of the Thomaston Public Library presents its Friday Night Film Series with screenings weekly at 6:30 p.m. in the community room of Thomaston Public Library in the Thomaston Academy Building, 60 Main St./Route 1. November’s theme is Film Noir.
The month begins Nov. 1 with “Laura,” a film from 1944 that runs 88 minutes. Nominated for five Academy Awards, this stylish mystery thriller involves a wealthy, acid-tongued journalist (Clifton Webb), a beautiful young woman named Laura (Gene Tierney), her playboy fiancé (Vincent Price) and an aunt (Judith Anderson). When Laura is found murdered, a detective on the case (Dana Andrews) is drawn to a painting of her and falls under her spell. With its haunting romantic score, this extraordinary film is a fine example of the 1940’s film noir.
The Film Noir series will continue with: Nov. 8, “Roadhouse” (1948, USA); Nov. 15, “This Gun for Hire” (1942, USA); Nov. 22, “The Big Sleep” (1946, USA); and “Crossfire” (1947, USA). Friday Night Films are open to the public and free of charge, but donations are gratefully accepted. Popcorn and drinks will be served.
The Thomaston Academy building is handicapped accessible from the rear entrance. For more information, call the library at 354-2453.
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